• Mon. Sep 25th, 2023

Globe Bowls Champion of Champions: Singapore’s Philomena Goh secures joint-bronze medal


Sep 18, 2023
Globe Bowls Champion of Champions: Singapore’s Philomena Goh secures joint-bronze medal

Anthony Loh, the representative for Singapore in the men’s category, however did not advance previous the ladder stage and completed eighth in his section.

Bernard Foo, the senior group coach for Bowls Singapore, commended Goh for playing at her highest level in the competitors. He noted that she demonstrated her most effective efficiency, which was unprecedented. He also acknowledged the ability and expertise of Karen Murphy, a renowned player in Australia, and praised Goh’s determination to defeat such a formidable opponent.

Reflecting on her semi-final match against Nunes, Goh admitted that she was also hasty, and it ended up costing her. She recognized that she must have stayed calmer and performed the required actions. Goh attributed her anxiousness to attempting also tough and feeling stress from Nunes. She acknowledged that experiencing additional huge games would enable her get the necessary expertise and stay away from related errors in the future.

While she didn’t make it to the final, Goh nonetheless had a cause to celebrate as she earned a further medal. Goh, previously identified as Amira, began competing in lawn bowling in 2000 and accomplished a SEA Games bronze in the women’s fours occasion in 2001. Right after taking a break from the sport for 16 years due to “politics,” she created a comeback in 2017 and won a SEA Games gold in the triples occasion in 2019. She, along with Shermeen Lim and Margaret Lim, represented Singapore at the 2022 Commonwealth Games and completed fourth in their group of 5 teams.

Concerning future singles events, Goh deferred to her coach’s selection. Coach Foo expressed self-assurance in Goh’s potential to continue competing in the singles category, stating that regardless of not getting a singles player initially, her efficiency in this competitors proved otherwise.

With a bronze medal in her singles debut boosting her self-assurance, Goh aspires to attain additional accomplishment. She hopes that her accomplishment will contribute to the development of bowls in Singapore, enhancing the game’s reputation and general high-quality.